When Bray Wyatt made his highly anticipated return to the WWE ring at the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View and assaulted Dean Ambrose, the first thought that came to the head of every single fan with internet access was: 'Really? That's how they're ending this feud?' The second thought was: 'This could be epic!'
Ambrose and Wyatt are two characters which both have the potential to carry the WWE in the future. Indeed, it is already evident that Ambrose is adored by about 90% of the WWE "Universe"; his haunting promos combined with his epic in-ring ability make Dean a front-runner to be a star.
Bray, however, is in the middle of a re-push and is therefore trying to regain followers lost during the terrible booking which occurred earlier in the year; similar to Dean in that he has a compelling character with the ability to produce eerie, poetic promos, Bray is also a favourite to make it big.
So, with the combined qualities of these two men, why has their feud since Hell in a Cell been so... mediocre?
WWE appears to be placing Dean Ambrose's father at the center of this rivalry. For whatever reason, Wyatt seems to have a rather strange obsession with him. Whereas the father storyline isn't that bad, it seems to make for a poor feud between two men who clearly deserve better.
- Chris Jericho calls Dean Ambrose the next big thing in WWE
- Bray Wyatt set for Dean Ambrose feud
- WWE: Dean Ambrose talks about making the main event
If the feud results in Bray declaring 'Dean, I am your father!' however, it might just win me over. Might.
Too much Bray, not enough Dean
I love Bray Wyatt, and I believe myself to be one of the few people able to understand his cryptic promos.
However, I also understand that Bray's promos have a tendency to become boring and repetitive quite quickly to the more casual fan.
It is because of this that they need to cut down on the Bray overload and let Ambrose have a turn. Ambrose's character is the "Lunatic Fringe", so why on earth is he not being booked like one? We saw Ambrose cower in fear last week as Bray (rather awesomely) popped up behind him.
This week on Smackdown we saw Dean get destroyed by Bray backstage. With Survivor Series just a week away, give Ambrose some offense.
The main storyline right now is the Vince/Authority/Cena angle which has recently had a huge stipulation added to it by Vince McMahon.
Combine that with some of the biggest superstars in WWE, this storyline is obviously going to be the big one. How many backstage segments did Ryback have on Raw compared to Ambrose and Wyatt? I lost count.
Despite this, however, I still predict that the Wyatt/Ambrose feud will come good and steal the show at Survivor Series.